Selecting default playback settings

There are some default playback settings in place for all newly created VoiceThreads, but if you would like to adjust those defaults to better fit your own VoiceThreading needs, just follow these steps: Edit any VoiceThread, and go to the Playback Settings page. Check the boxes for any settings that you would like to enable. Check … Continued

Student Assessment in VoiceThread

VoiceThread’s flexible and dynamic recording features allow you to better assess student learning in all subjects. We’ve already introduced several features to help with this: Comment Moderation Specific timestamps on comments Gradebook integration in your learning management system Control over whether users can delete their own comments Selecting which types of comments are possible Searching … Continued

Allowing commenters to add slides

By default, anyone who has been given explicit permission to comment on your VoiceThread can also add slides of their own. Contributors can only add slides. They can’t edit the VoiceThread in any other way, they can’t alter anyone else’s slides, and they can’t delete your VoiceThread.  This is a powerful way to build a collaborative … Continued

Searching for comments on your VoiceThread

If you are the owner or editor of a VoiceThread and you have a Pro or Pro Educator account, you can search for individual commenters on that VoiceThread.   To use this feature: Open your VoiceThread. Click on the magnifying glass at the top of the conversation channel for your VoiceThread. This will expand the … Continued

Reporting inappropriate content

If you find a VoiceThread published on the Browse Page that you believe is inappropriate, please report it to VoiceThread immediately. To report a VoiceThread: Open the VoiceThread. Click on the menu icon in the top-left corner of the VoiceThread. Click “Report”. Fill out the form with as many details as you can about what … Continued

Creating and using sub-groups

Sub-groups allow you to create smaller groups within your larger groups.  This can be good for breaking users into smaller groups or organizing a course by week or assignment. In order to be a member of a Sub-Group, a person must also be a member of the “parent group”, or the group under which that … Continued

Selecting the types of commenting available

If you are the person who created a VoiceThread or you have editing rights for it, you can opt to disallow specific types of comments on that VoiceThread.  By default all types of comments are possible. To change these settings: Go to the Edit page for your VoiceThread. Click on the “Options” button in the … Continued

Retrieving a Deleted VoiceThread from the Trash

If a VoiceThread that you created has been deleted and you want to get it back, you can find it in your Trash Folder. Even if someone else deleted your VoiceThread, only you can restore it. Just go to the trash icon in the bottom-left corner of your VT Home Page.   This will open the … Continued

Third-Party Service Providers

It is important that we keep your information safe and secure.  In order to provide the rich features, analytics, and security you require, we work with a few other companies.  These companies will only have access to the minimum information they need in order to provide the service they offer VoiceThread. This is the list … Continued

Mobile app permissions

When using the VoiceThread app on iOS or Android, we may request the permission to access some services or features on your device.  iOS users may opt in or out of these individually, but Android users must accept access to all. iOS Mobile App Pictures & Videos: Uploading your images and videos into VoiceThread. Camera: … Continued